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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 27, 2010 8:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

But I need that $200 .

Thanks for the links . ;)

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Poster: Skobud Date: Jul 28, 2010 5:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

I will be upping all of my art, not just DDP covers very soon to Transitive Axis. We are literally just getting started, but it should be rolling in no time. I would also ask anyone else who designs cover art to up it at the Axis as well. I want to try and get a serious vault of cover art going there...OK, hopefully see you guys there.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 28, 2010 7:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

Can you (or someone) give like a 25 words or less summary of what the differences are between all these forums?
I know I asked this awhile back but I never did sort out the answers. So thanks.

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Poster: Skobud Date: Jul 28, 2010 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis


Im not trying to speak for DS, but I think that the Axis is going to try and become a great knowledge base for all music, GD and otherwise. We have a secure chatbox for Listening Parties as well as general chat categories. We already have some extremely knowledgable members and we are hoping for more.

As far as Deadhook, I have no idea. Never been there.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 28, 2010 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

will there be moody a-holes like there is here? as well as vegetable rights activists ( meat eaters )?

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jul 28, 2010 1:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

just the same ones

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 28, 2010 10:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

Isn't IA already serving that task as a repository of GD music , and others ?
Please understand , I in no way begrudge TA . I reg. today for it , and will check it out . I do not like administrators . For me , that is a huge problem , but I'll lurk a bit .
I wish TA success .

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 28, 2010 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

I think TA is just a forum not a repository for the music itself. So like the forum here or Deadhook or the other place that is apparently imploding based on some comments buried here the other day, it will probably be a place to discuss the music and likely other things.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 28, 2010 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

el ,
LSP ??
Imploding from comments made here ?
Man , I am out of the loop .

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 28, 2010 11:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

from a quick look at TA it also suggests that many of the folks are LSP refugees.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 28, 2010 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

el ,
That was a carefully worded , diplomatic statement .
I have sensed something between that forum and ours . You are not the first to choose your words carefully on this matter .
I don't think I want a recap .

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 28, 2010 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The few...the self selected...the parasitic

Here's the one and ONLY difference between "here" and everywhere else...this, in my experience, is all one needs to know. However, coming from me, especially, it will be taken as such a condescending, snobbish attack that I almost want to leave it for elb or Rob to fill in the blank, so that they can take the fall for it...

We don't recruit, if you get my drift...in large measure because "we" are a bunch of parasitic misfits making use of a facility that someone else "runs" and thus none of us feel invested to the point we post elsewhere and say "please join us over here" or what have you...

That basic difference, to me, is what has been at the root of many of the misunderstandings, conflicts, hostile takeovers, the first Gulf War and so on.

Seriously. Well, mostly.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 28, 2010 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The few...the self selected...the parasitic

Naughty , Naughty , WT
and I can't let this pass ,
" ... that I almost want to leave it to el or Rob to ... take the fall for it . "
Oh , come now WT , you were just itchin' to hit that grapefruit .

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 28, 2010 2:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The few...the self selected...the parasitic

Not being too fussed about taking the flak for this, that or t'other here goes.

The big difference between this place and any vaguely similar forum is the anarchy that prevails here. As has been tacitly stated by the Archive, we have, in a way, been ghettoized and left to get on with it. There is no one imposing rules from on high as to what can or can not be said. We are ourselves the perpetrators, policemen and prosecutors. Only the most extreme transgressions will see the legendary HAMILTON step in from on high to administer righteous fire. Basically, we say and do as we please.

It's that free-flowing anarchy that keeps me here. Everyone starts out equal and you stand or fall by what you say. I absolutely honestly don't care what you have to say about anything - I'm totally for free speech. However, unlike that philosopher, whose name I can't be bothered to look up, I will not defend your right to say it. That's for you to do. Say what you want to - but you better be prepared to back it up if you're called on it.

It's the freedom to say anything - and the freedom to respond - that makes this such an interesting place to be sometimes. Anyone thinking this is simply a 'Grateful Dead forum' is rather missing the point of what this place really is.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 28, 2010 9:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The few...the self selected...the parasitic

very nicely worded wordsmith Rob!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 29, 2010 7:55am
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Ain't it the truth? He always says what I meant to say better than me...

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Poster: Darkstarz117 Date: Jul 28, 2010 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The few...the self selected...the parasitic

I want to thank you guys for not bashing anything. I agree on the forum differences. I personally like things a little more organized, where I can find a suggestion from a show that someone posted a while back. With that said I respect your opinions and this will be the last time I bring it up here. The only reason I posted about it here is because it is a new site. Once again I thank you guys for not turning this into a forum war, which is something I want to stay away from myself. All grateful dead forums are to accomplish the same goal, talk about the good ol' Grateful Dead.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 28, 2010 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The few...the self selected...the parasitic

Hey DZ--no need whatsoever to apologize for it...I hope my "singular difference" point didn't make it seem I think the other places are "lesser" for it; it is simply the logical outcome.

And to differ with my two pals above, I think that both their points in fact "flow" from my primary point.

To explain, anyone that starts a site will be invested in it, want it to run smoothly, blah, blah, blah. It is to YOUR credit you do this (or anyone; it's exactly what I'd do). But, this place, as Rob notes, was simply "established", and the anarchy results from the "mods" (loosely) having no real interest in what happens here...so the inmates do as they like/feel, and as Rob says, you live or die by what you post. Period. I think he was right on in that regard, but again, suggest that point logically follows from the one I made. Not that I am trying to one up the Scot.

And, likewise, with elb; the facts of the matter (he's right, only one from Hook really "recruited") are beside the point...being a "semi-regular" over there (Hook) it has the same "issues" as the "I/we started it...how should we run it?" which is what I meant by "we need to recruit" (to beat a DEAD horse, this is a constant topic at Hook, whether they do it or not...etc., etc., etc....at this point, they'd even take Rob if he reapplied).

So, I think the structural difference in origin, in which others must "recruit", and we do not, leads to both outcomes noted by my esteemed colleagues in this free for all in which no "owner" steps forward to stifle them.

Of course, I used to try, but that's besides the point, eh? I was misguided...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 28, 2010 4:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The few...the self selected...the parasitic

Vis a vis the recruitment issue I think you're on the right lines. This place coalesced out of the Archive's desire to fence off the angst-ridden chest beating that threatened to drown out all other discussions after the Great Thanksgiving Soundboard Disaster of '05. There was no move whatsoever to actively bring anyone on board.

Of course, simply creating a space for 'a more focused discussion of the Grateful Dead' was just opening up a playing field for the freethinkers, anarchists, trolls, second-hand ideas salesmen and sundry lost souls for whom the world ended in 1995 to pitch their tents and peddle their wares.

We've self selected by being here. We haven't agreed to bide by any rules and regulations. We haven't been drawn by promises of a kinder, gentler place where no one will be too horrible to us because we really quite like Samba in the Rain, or kiss our feet because we saw the Dead in 67. This is a place where people can stand up for themselves, where they're not looking for intercession from above if something upsets them. I'm in danger of repeating myself but it's the lack of a guiding light that's allowed us to feel our own way through.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 28, 2010 2:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The few...the self selected...the parasitic

Of course , said better then my pork lion fisted attempt below .

Free Speech .

I do not understand the need for an administrator .
What speech is so feared ?

It is one of the most appealing aspects of IA is that we are unfettered ; except by are own fear , vanity or stupidity .

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 28, 2010 6:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The few...the self selected...the parasitic

FUCK OFF SKIES!

...and tell ducats to blow me.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 28, 2010 6:31pm
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Welcome back , BD

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 28, 2010 7:37pm
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Thanks.

And I'm waiting for someone to raise their hand to wave the flag for Samba in the Rain...

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jul 29, 2010 8:18am
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Samba was much better as a Pigpen song

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 29, 2010 8:30am
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Thanks for my first laugh of the day.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 28, 2010 7:40pm
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BD , are you a Los Wolves fan ?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 28, 2010 7:47pm
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yes. (if you are referring to los lobos). Not a "fanatic" but I think they are a great band.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 28, 2010 7:51pm
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We had a conversation a while ago about them . I was discovering JABFE LA , and The Neighborhood . You encouraged me . This Saturday I'm taking my boys to their first ' rock ' concert , on the New Haven Green , seeing Los Lobos . It is my first time seeing them as well . I am pretty pumped up . Tin Can Trust out 8/3 ( WLAFA - have you heard it yet ? )

http://www.loslobostincantrust.com/tour.html

btw - I had some JG /Wolves vids under the thread Thinking About JG , Part 2 . You prob. have seen them , but if not..

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 28, 2010 8:18pm
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Thanks and have a great time. That's a very good first show for the boys.

I have seen those vids but always good to see again.

Taking my daughter to Dylan in 3 weeks - third generation of women I've taken to see him (mom, wife, and now daughter). Hopefully he won't be too scary...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 28, 2010 8:21pm
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That is a cool date in three weeks .
One , I'm sure , you will never forget .

That is a western tour for sure , for RZ .

http://www.bobdylan.com/#/tour


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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 28, 2010 1:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The few...the self selected...the parasitic

You are on your own as I am not sure I agree with this. I really don't think the folks at Deadhook tried to recruit. I think one person who was active there tried to get people to join up however she also tried to get people who were exclusively over there to come here. I didn't lurk there when this was happening so i don't know how well her efforts were received by the powers that be there. In the end i think people tried it and stuck with whatever worked for them. Here, there or both.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 28, 2010 3:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The few...the self selected...the parasitic

Yeah, as I outline below, my "they recruit" was really just to point out the fact that there is an "owner" who is invested, sets rules (Rob's point), and in essence, starts from "zero" and by defn "recruits" are req'd...my usual lame attempt to distill something to an essence, which in fact was merely a "symptom" of the fundamental difference. Rob more elegantly outlined the real significance of the difference I pussy-footed around.

I do think, though, the recruitment issue was a real problem vis-a-vis the LSP folks visiting here and the reaction of the regulars, if that makes sense...I know there were also differences of opinion/substance/etc, of course, but that was a big part of the "getting off on the wrong foot" if that's the term for what happened.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 28, 2010 3:40pm
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Oh i definitely agree with the recruiting being an issue with LSP and consistent with your hypothesis it was the "owner" who was directly involved. I was just pointing out that you really can't lump deadhook in with LSP. I also think the wordsmith hit on the real difference between this place and the others. Clearly there are times that it makes this place a bit difficult to stomach but overall the good outweighs the bad by a longshot.

I hope TA is successful and deadhook continues to be so. Forums are different and the more environments to discuss the music (and other things) the better. I don't think its really a competition.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 28, 2010 4:18pm
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I have always felt bad about the fact that when Hook had some troubles staying "afloat" a yr or so ago (you may recall some comments here about it), and they were trying to decide what to do, folks suggested everyone donating some small amt to fund it...I was the moron that said "my wife would divorce me if she found out I actually paid money to waste all my time chatting with like-minded idiots"...but fundamentally, I think it's true (well, defn in my case) that if it's taken that seriously, I think it's an entirely different beast (again, the whole "investment" issue) and that really does set us apart (again, I do happen to feel this is the "best model" but it's because of the anarchist often troublesome--to many--way in which we "function", and obviously, many of us old timers feel similarly).

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 28, 2010 6:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

I'm so confused.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 28, 2010 9:17pm
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then just listen to the music play

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 28, 2010 8:56pm
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Really--or are you pulling my/our legs? You have caught something of the Great Forum Wars...or was that before your time? I thought you were actually involved in a prior long discussion about them, or was that Jess?

Now that I mentioned her, does her long absence mean she left for greener pastures?

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 29, 2010 5:59am
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Miss Divine was your "sweetie" at that time. She was a regular at LSP. Based on a comment she made here during that time i don't think she stayed there though. It had to do with a disagreement about the web page design of that place and was cleverly worded as i recall.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 29, 2010 7:43am
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I think of all of those (hmmm, what have there been? five at most?) gals to post here, she was and will always be the one for which "sweetums" was acceptable, esp after finding out she was willing to go to the Prom even if Rob drove (can you imagine that Scot driving on the wrong side of the road, offering perfectly structured sentences of rebuke to offending drivers? My guess is hand jestures will also be in ample supply; there's something to be said for "good English" under such circumstances as I think it disarms your "opponents" on the road...). I think the feeling was "mutual" with her, or at least she felt sorry enough for me not to let on otherwise...to find out she could sing the Welsh National Anthem, or at least the over-the-top theme from Zulu, was the clincher for me.

Where were we?

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 29, 2010 7:51am
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So there is no doubt that our Scottish friend can write in the Queen's English with the best of them (well at least better than us) but are you sure he speaks as eloquently as he writes? I'm guessing when behind the wheel there are plenty of hand gestures and a lot more creative word-smiting than word-smithing going on.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 29, 2010 8:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

I think you have something there...(I hope he doesn't take any of this the "wrong" way); I can defn picture the "real" WordSmith emerging in which, like Peter Sellers, he manifests the appropriate local accent (amazed at how many there are over there in such a small geographical area), and crusty, raunchy (BUT easily understood by the locals) insults are flying out the window of the limo.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 29, 2010 8:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Women of the forum

Off the top of my head, past and present female members:

dancinbears
Stephanie Brown
Miss Divine
Jessandra
AltheaRose
ringolevio
shakeitupnow
Pretty Vacant
DancinDeb


and skies.

Probably some I forgot and some I never knew that were (if you see what I mean).

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 29, 2010 8:38am
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Outstanding! We're doing much better with respect to compliance with various federal statues (over hear..."here"), and Dan Healy can drop the law suit over our sexist practices.

Hmmm, unless it turns out that I actually did drive them away...but, that's taking a wee too much credit, don't you think? Now, if I could have driven away posters of another sort, it may have been something of note.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jul 29, 2010 8:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

That's my recollection too: She left LSP after an argument with a certain admin about site design.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 29, 2010 5:36am
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I wasn't here during any war. (Small daily skirmishes, yes, nothing I'd call an all-out war.) It's entirely possible I was part of some discussion about it and don't remember, I'm practically senile.

I don't know about Jess, it's too bad she just took off. I figured something offended her. I've been reading all the comments about the nature of this forum and the other forums and musing over how much I appreciate this one.
I hope we hear from Althea pretty soon, too, once she's settled.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 29, 2010 7:58am
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Gosh--I really hope nothing offended her directly (I can understand someone just getting disgusted by some of the whacko posters, trolls/intruders mostly, and sometimes the regulars...without naming names). I always assumed that to become a regular you have to form "relationships" with at least a handful, and have a job that allows consistent access, for it to work at all...thus, I think some move on because discussing the DEAD can only carry most folks so far, and if the other stuff doesn't becoming more significant quickly (friendship, chatting, whatever), you bail...? Dunno.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 29, 2010 8:11am
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Wait - you speak of 2 separate categories here: "wackos" and "regular posters" and I must suggest that there is significant overlap in these categories, if they are not, in fact, identical.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 29, 2010 8:29am
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Hey, was I just insulted?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 29, 2010 8:38am
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Transitively or intransitively?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 29, 2010 8:40am
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I was wondering when THAT was going to come up; it's all that I kept thinking of while scrolling around the Big Board, along with "I am breathing"...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 29, 2010 8:42am
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Probably, but since I've been accepted into the "regular" club, I'm calling myself a wacko/troll too.
Troll is a concept I've never understood anyway, I mean the Internet is *for* trolls, we're all trolls.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 29, 2010 10:10am
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I am afraid you're too nice to be a Troll; and by defn, Trolls suffer from irregularity...what I find intriguing is that some apparent Trolls, or at least those that exhibited consistent Troll-like behavior, went on to become typical regulars that present day posters wouldn't differentiate from the "good guys" (and gals, thank you very much, Rob). I had a list, but I shredded it with all other PM related materials when I made that silly speech in June.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 29, 2010 10:32am
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Yeah, that's kinda what I'm saying, and we just don't have to talk about the speech you made in June :)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 29, 2010 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

Individuals who make their abode in fused silicate edifices would be advised to refrain from catapulting petrified projectiles.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 29, 2010 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

I do like a man who calls a spade a single-operative manually powered terrestrial relocation implement.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 29, 2010 11:15am
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Nice one. As mom always said, it is fruitless to become lachrymose over precipitately overrun lacteal fluid

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 29, 2010 11:33am
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Did you just call me a Troll? Or a reformed Troll? Not sure which is worse, but I can mention that I have seen a number of petrified poops, some polished ones even, and they would make perfect projectiles, and with all these "p"s, the past pontificating pricks of the Phorum post comes to mind...so pffffttt, in addition to your personal phav: Phuck Off!

PS: seriously, did skies never come back after she said she would never come back (the last time)? Shocking, really.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 29, 2010 11:43am
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Never seen a post, but she may have a new handle. Just like we all know that you are in truth really smiles, bellski, tito and telephone toughguy.

Or she went off to find fun at other sites w/ "real" deadheads and hippies.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 29, 2010 8:46am
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"I mean the Internet is *for* trolls, we're all trolls."

No, really, we're not. At least those of us who don't set out with malicious intent to amuse ourselves by sewing consternation and confusion and disrupting the usual day to day activities of the forum aren't. There have been definite outbreaks of troll activity here from time to time and they are quite different from the normal grandstanding, bellyaching and lowlife humour that's the norm.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 29, 2010 8:54am
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I'll grant your point in theory; in practice, it's sometimes hard to tell the difference :)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 29, 2010 9:11am
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Oh definitely it can be hard to tell the difference. A good troll (by which I mean good at trolling, not in any benign sense) doesn't come storming in waving his troll flag. But that doesn't mean he's not there ...

:-)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 29, 2010 8:08am
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Yeah (all that).
I'm quite certain *you* didn't offend her in any event so don't take it on yourself, remember you're not responsible anymore :)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 29, 2010 9:44am
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Today , Friday , is transport day for AR . 22 hours ? Whatever , long days journey into night , or Nepal .

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 28, 2010 11:29am
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nah, if you read the roll call at TA many of them are describing it that way themselves.

as for LSP and this place, no sense in rehashing the past. There were lots of good people there that also post here.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jul 28, 2010 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

IA/LMA is still the go-to repository for the music, no doubt. TA isn't trying to supplant that at all, or really even compete with this forum. What is does offer is a more structured format to talk about various GD-related shows and topics, and to share and trade whatever else you want (lossless, JGB, video, etc). Threads are divided into general categories and they don't disappear off the page like here. (I realize that these threads don't really "disappear," but you know what i mean.)

In a perfect world, TA wouldn't need an admin, but at this point I'm glad that it does. And Darkstarz is about as level-headed an admin as you'll find.

Come check it out if you want. Stay if you like. If you don't... what? just pass it on? leave it if you dare? You get the point.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 28, 2010 8:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

I would also appreciate a thumbnail sketch .
LiA gave a brief one several months ago , on LSP .
Deadhook looks huge . Highest user count ever 99 .

I have a feeling Ring , there might be a touch of this ,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb_qHP7VaZE

btw Ring , It's been 5 days since we last touched upon this . 2 days left . shakeitupnow even encouraged you .

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 28, 2010 6:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

LOL I have a feeling you're right, People's Front of Judea versus the Front of Judean Peoples.

Friday night ... you are very persistent. I really can't go. I really will be driving up 95 and yep I will probably be rolling past Bridgeport right around the time they start playing, cursing and grinding my teeth but I can't go. It's a family thing, old people involved you know ... difficult old people. (Nothing against old people but at the moment we are dealing with difficult elderly relatives on both sides of the family.)
I'll see them again in 2011 if I possibly can.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 28, 2010 6:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitive Axis

That's too bad . Driving by is a kick in the pants you don't need > crankiness . Have a safe trip .